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Costuming Rameau’s The Temple of Glory

In just a short time, PBO will produce its first-ever, fully-staged opera, Rameau’s The Temple of Glory at Cal Performances. And just as the opening bars of the music will set the stage for the rest of the concert, the costumes for the opera will transport the audience to another era.

Created by the award-winning costume designer, Marie Anne Chiment, and sewn by hand, every Rameau costume is intricately made with great consideration to design and color. The gorgeous works of art shown to the right harmonize with the lushness of Rameau’s score to spectacular results.

The Impact of Your Investment

When you help underwrite the costuming for Rameau, you will provide critical funding for the production. Costuming is expected to total over $30,000, with individual costumes costing about $3,000 apiece. Your investment today will add visual grandeur to the breathtaking quality of Philharmonia’s music.

Benefits

  • $50 – Photograph of the principals in costume with PBO Music Director Nicholas McGegan
  • $150 – All of the above, and listing in PBO’s October 2017 recognition book
  • $350 – All of the above, and an autographed Rameau program book
  • $500 – All of the above, and an autographed copy of the Rameau “Temple of Glory” recording when released
  • $1,500 – All of the above, and a framed, limited edition print of one of Marie Anne Chiment’s costume sketches, autographed by the designer
  • $3,000 – All of the above, and an additional framed, limited edition print of Marie Anne Chiment’s costume sketches, autographed by the designer (two prints total)

About the Costume Designer

Marie Anne Chiment has designed sets and costumes for hundreds of productions in the US and around the world. Her costumes for opera, theater and dance have traveled to Japan, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Middle East. Marie’s US credits include national tours of Grease! and Carousel, the Broadway musical Metro, as well as numerous designs for the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Seattle Opera, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Arena Stage, Chicago Lyric Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, and the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.

Marie is the recipient of two Kevin Kline Awards, the Judy Award, the GLAMA Award and her sets and costumes have been nominated for Helen Hayes and Barrymore Awards. Marie was one of a dozen designers chosen to exhibit her designs for the USITT 50th Anniversary Celebration. Her set and costume designs were featured in Lincoln Center’s exhibit “Curtain Call: Celebrating A Century of Women In Design for the Performing Arts.”

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